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Nordic Naturals Baby's DHA with Vitamin D3 is a dietary supplement dedicated to the youngest children. It contains omega-3 acids, mainly DHA and EPA, as well as vitamins A and D, which support the development of the brain, eyes and the entire nervous system. The active substances contained in this preparation come entirely from a natural source, and the product itself meets strict international requirements regarding purity and freshness.
The bottle with the supplement is equipped with a dropper with a measuring scale, which makes it easy to measure the preparation and conveniently add it, for example, to a bottle with milk.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are essential fatty acids (EFAs) belonging to the group of omega-3 fatty acids. They were obtained from Boreogadus saida, also known as the Arctic cod. These acids work best in 1:1 ratio with omega-6 acids, which are the most common in the average diet, which however lacks omega-3 acids. Their unique action consists in supporting mental and physical development of a child. In addition, together with vitamins contained in the supplement, it supports the nervous system and organ of vision comprehensively.
Their action includes:
Correct development of nervous system and eyes
It is recommended to give children higher doses of DHA because of their lower ability to biosynthesize this acid endogenously, compared to adults. EPE itself has similar functions to DHA, but it is also its precursor.
Studies have proven that DHA is necessary for optimal activity of nervous system, and its reduced supply results in a decrease in the content of phospholipids building brain tissue. In a similar study it has also been shown that new-borns are more sensitive to lower amounts of DHA in comparison to adults.
Both of these acids (DHA and EPA), as well as other omega-3 acids, are therefore necessary for the proper development of the nervous system and eyes. They enable proper formation of these organs in infancy and may reduce the risk of neurological diseases in older age. They also support the retina and blood vessels that supply the organ of vision.
Support for balanced mental development
Omega-3 acids facilitate blood flow through the brain and increase oxygen supply to the nervous tissue. Blood transports glucose and other active substances to the brain, and then removes harmful waste products.
Better cerebral oxygenation has a positive effect on cognitive functions in children. DHA prevents excessive aggression, and doses above 300mg have been proven to prevent ADHD. With the improvement of cognitive functions, children learn to speak and understand faster, are more active and have better memory. It has a significant impact on intellectual development, better learning results in the future and fewer educational problems.
Vitamin A is one of four vitamins soluble in fats. It is indispensable in the visual process - it creates visual pigments found in retinal receptors. It supports the development of bone tissue and protects against pathogenic microorganisms. Its deficiency can result in growth and vision disorders and frequent infections.
Vitamin D3 is another essential nutrient in addition to vitamin A and omega acids. Although it may be partially synthesized, its supplementation in children is widely recommended, due to frequent deficiencies leading to defective bone development. Too small amount of this vitamin may cause rickets, while its proper concentration determines the proper growth of a healthy and durable bone system.
It also contributes to the prevention and control of dental caries by activating appropriate defence proteins. Like omega-3 acid, vitamin D3 has a positive effect on the nervous system - its amount is positively correlated with good quality and length of sleep.
To sum up, Nordic Naturals Baby's DHA with Vitamin D3 is a comprehensive support for an infant’s development, in particular for his nervous system and organ of vision. This supplement also improves cognitive functions, supports speech development, memorizing and learning.
I recommend to start supplementing DHA and other omega-3 acids already during pregnancy, because they have a positive impact on its course and timely delivery without any complications. They can also help to prevent postpartum depression and improve the mental condition of a young mother. In addition, an unborn child can also benefit from omega-3 acids consumed by his mother.
This supplement can be taken jointly with vitamin E, which prevents lipids peroxidation resulting it the loss of their function. It can also be combined with folic acids, which, similarly to omega-3 acids, supports the development of the nervous system.
Nordic Naturals is a company established in 1995. Its beginnings were characterised by a smaller range of products limited solely to fish oil; these days, there is a much wider range of health-enhancing dietary supplements offered by the company. The founder of the company is a Norwegian Joar Opheim, who started Nordic Naturals in response to the low quality of products with fish oil available at that time.
Products of this brand are given the Friend of the Sea certificate, which guarantees that the fish oil is obtained from environmentally friendly, responsibly managed sources. Preparations offered by this company are also thoroughly tested in terms of purity.
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Purified arctic cod liver oil, rosemary extract (a natural preservative), d-alpha tocopherol, cholecalciferol in olive oil.
Calories are the conventional name of the unit expressing the energy value of food, the demand and energy expenditure in human body, which in fact is 1 kilocalorie (1 kcal). 1 kilocalorie is the amount of thermal energy required to heat 1 g of water and 1 degree Celsius. The SI unit of thermal energy is 1 joule (1J), equal to approximately 4,185 kcal.
The energy value is determined by the chemical composition of the food product, by means of the so-called. physiological equivalents. Most often Atwater equivalent is used: ratio for protein 4 kcal / g, for carbohydrates 4kcal / g, and for fat - 9kcal / g.
The energy value carried out with the so-called. "Caloric bomb" is equivalent to the physical energy, amounting to 4.1 kcal per 1 g carbohydrate to 5.65 kcal per 1 g protein, 9.45 kcal per 1 g of fat.
Nutritional value, determines the suitability of a food product for realizing life functions of human, the higher it is - the higher bioavailability and lower quantity for consumption for obtaining the effects.
Fat is an essential nutrient plant and animal organisms. Because of the nutritional value and composition of fats are divided into: saturated (mono-saturated and multi-saturated fatty acids) and unsaturated fatty acids (including essential fatty acids - EFA). The group of lipids include lipids (triacylglycerols, waxes), complex fats (glycolipids, phospholipids), sterols and isoprenoids. Saturated fatty acids is a group of fatty acids having different carbon chain lengths, in which except for the carboxyl group, each of the carbon atoms is bound by a single bond. May adversely affect the lipid profile, so they can be used in limited quantities. Fats are a concentrated source of energy, with different flavours, facilitating the consumption and swallowing of food. They have building functions (part of cell membranes and co-create the white matter of the brain). EFAs are precursors of tissue hormones and biologically active compounds. The unsaturated fatty acids include fatty acids from the group Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 (the last digit indicates, on which, counting of the end of the chain, there is a double bond in the appropriate carbon chain. The essential fatty acids include: acids, medium-Omega-3 [n-3 ] included in EFAs [essential fatty acids], and long chain (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) Omega-6 and Omega-9. the number indicates that the last double bond in the carbon chain is on the third from the end carbon atom. The acids from the omega 3 group are essential components of cell membranes, they are precursors of eicosanoids and biological activators. They must be combined with ingestion in suitable proportions of Omega-6 acids.
Dosage: Depending on demand and applied diet. It is generally accepted that fats should constitute 20-30% of the energy (calorie) of meals daily.
Vitamin A (retinol) is present in foods of animal origin (fish of the sea, fish, eels, liver, pork and beef, eggs, butter). In the plant products it is present as provitamin A (b-carotene), a powerful antioxidant. The food products containing pro-vitamin A are fruits in yellow and red, including apricots, tomatoes. Necessary in process of building and assimilation of proteins, affects the normal growth of bones and helps the treatment of eye diseases.Iinhibits the excessive action of the thyroid hormone - thyroxine, which simultaneously prevents the deposition of excess vitamin A. Necessary in the sports diet of in the form of food, such as dietary supplements and nutritional supplements.
Vitamin A deficiency causes growth inhibition, flaking and dryness of the skin, impaired night vision (i.e. Night blindness).
Excess of vitamin A leads to calcification of the bones and some soft tissues, and abnormalities in the functioning of glomerulonephritis
Dosage: Specified in IU and it is 5000 IU per day.
Vitamin D belongs to fat soluble vitamins, occurs in three forms: calciferol (vitamin D1) ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), it is formed under the action of sunlight for at least 15 minutes per day. In the absence of sunlight it should be administered in the diet in the form of fish oil (Vitamin A + D3) and fish oils. It is responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is the building substance of bone tissue particularly necessary during pregnancy, childhood, and for athletes. It is a component of dietary supplements and nutrients among competetive athletes. Deficiency of vitamin D causes children growth inhibition, and rickets.
For adults - deficiency causes osteomalacia.
Excess of vitamin D causes headaches, alopecia, nausea, drowsiness, blurred vision, pain in the long bones, the deposition of calcium deposits.
Dosage: 400 IU units during the day.
Omega-3 (n-3) group of unsaturated fatty acids: short-chain (linolenic acid, belongs to the EFAs [essential fatty acids]) and long-chain (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]). The number 3 indicates That the last double bond in the carbon chain is the third from the end of carbon. Acids from the group of Omega-3 are essential components of cell membranes, they are biological precursors and activators of eicosanoids. EFAs quite abundantly supplied in food, and it can be supplied with food. EPA and DHA (oils, fats marine fish) are Supplied by foods of sea origin (sea fish and seafood). They are developed also in the human body as a result of processes of denaturation and elongation of alpha-linolenic acid , but in an amount insufficient for the full needs of the organism. Therefore,they should be supplied from the outside. With the use of so-called. western diet, supplementation of fatty acids Omega 3 is more desirable (than Omega 6).
Supplementation of fatty acids of Omega 3 is recommended for people who are physically active in order to supplement and to prevent deficiencies in body as well as due to their impact on the body composition and aerobic capacity, and tissue regeneration. In addition, it regulates the systems: circulatory (including heart), nervous, respiratory and locomotor. Formulations containing EPA and DHA are a complement to an effort diet, regardless of the degree of training and exercising.
Dietary fatty acids Omega 3, in principle, are produced in the form of capsules in combination with vitamin E as an antioxidant, available for purchase at: www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage usually we recommended supplements in sports: depending on the supply of diet and intake of Omega 6 it is 1 - 5 g of EPA and DHA / 24 h.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – what is it?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is a long-chain, polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid. The chain of the fatty acid consists of 20 carbon molecules, and the first bound out of five double bounds is located at the third carbon from the omega end, which is characteristic for omega-3 acids. It is present in large quantities in fish oils, where it is accompanied by docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
EPA is a precursor to prostaglandins and other eicosanoids, which contributes to the reduction in inflammations. It is involved in inhibition of platelets aggregation. It contributes also to the reduction in triglycerides level in blood. EPA block the activity of an enzyme, phospholipase A2, present on cell membranes, which under the influence of stressors can release polyunsaturated fatty acid (from the group of eicosanoids) into the glycerol skeleton. To some extent, EPA can be also converted into 22-carbon DHA. The both acids have positive impact on the condition of the nervous system and cardiovascular health.
Eicosapentaenoic acid contained in dietary supplements with omega-3, which are available in the offer of muscle-zone.pl
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - acid of omega-3 family, unsaturated fatty acids with the last double bond in the chain located on the third carbon atom from the end. Synthesized in the human body to eicosapentaenoic acid, or retrieved from foods of marine origin (fish, particularly salmon). In the medicine it is indicated for the treatment of depression, Alzheimer's ADHD. There has been its positive impact on the insulin metabolism noted as well as on endocrine and cardiovascular systems. When used in appropriate doses, it has a beneficial effect on the composition and appearance of the body. In the the supplementation it is part of formulas containing fish oil, which fill in the gaps of unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3, recommended for people with different physical activity.
Dosage: 200-2000 mg per day
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